JDK15 and JDK14 for Firefox and OpenOffice.
chodgins at cis.strath.ac.uk
Mon Feb 28 00:11:39 GMT 2005
BSD Mail wrote:
> Greetings, I've installed /usr/ports/java/jdk15 then installed
> I'm not really sure why Firefox didn't detect that I have JDK15
> installed. Also Later I'm
> going to install OpenOffice. In OO website
> http://porting.openoffice.org/freebsd/ seems they
> want to have JDK14. My question is the following:
> 1. If for some reason OpenOffice can't use JDK15 and it needs JDK14
> can I still keep JDK15 installed or that would cause a conflict ?
The openoffice Makefile has this:
You might want to change that to 1.5 and try again. I am just guessing
> 2. What am I missing with Firefox ? If JDK15 doesn't work with Firefox
> I wil install JKD14, although I thought it should work and be detected
> by the browser. Do I have to do any linking or specifying a path for
> the plugin ? If so please elaborate.
> Thanks in advance.
Looks like the firefox Makefile hard-codes the path to the java plugin:
Perhaps you could add the jdk1.5 path to the very start of this list and
try again? The work around would be to just create a softlink manually
for 1.5. This is the 1.4.2 link:
/usr/X11R6/lib/browser_plugins$ ls -l libjavaplugin_oji.so
lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 62 Jan 13 19:00
Not sure if this is still true but I believe jdk15 is still in beta or
if not, then it has only just been released fully.
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